Thursday, February 11

Review: Stardust Destiny by Nazarea Andrews

Title: Stardust Destiny
By: Nazarea Andrews
My Copy: Ebook from Publisher
The BookWhisperer's Rating: 

The face that launched a thousand ships...

I grew up knowing my destiny. Daddy pounded it in my head, my brother repeated it every day of my life. I was the only daughter of the Orsi crime syndicate, the pretty prize that would bring peace. My one job was to marry Callum Sheehan, the vicious head of the Irish mob in Chicago.
I never questioned my future–until I saw him.

The man who was never meant to love her…

I wasn’t going to the wedding. It’s shit that my brother does, things our father requires of the heir of the Sosa cartel. Not me. I’m the black sheep, the one Mama spoiled, and my father loves, but without the pressure of expectation. But Sheehan is too big a deal for me to blow off.
And then I see her.

The love that started a war…

She isn’t mine. She will never be mine. I watch her fall apart when she thinks no one is watching. I watch her marry another man. I watch her bravery. And I don’t care who she belongs to or that it will start a war between our families.
I will damn us both to possess her, and burn down the world to keep her.

A modern erotic retelling of Helen of Troy, and the epic love that brought an empire to its knees.


There are days when I watch a “Walking Dead” episode and find myself thinking, “Eh, it could have used more Daryl, Rick, and zombies to make this episode better.”  Or, I’ll find myself reading a book and think, “Well, it was a good plot but it could have been executed better.” But I have never (NEVER!) walked away from a Nazarea Andrews book without being in a state of wonderment regarding everything that I had just read.  N has this wonderful knack for plotting out the best stories, writing the best characters, and bringing the best of everything to the forefront and leaving you in amazement.  Stardust Destiny proves this! I mean, who thinks of retelling the story of Helen of Troy but sets it in a modern day world and tops it off with a mobster twist?  N does! 

I found the interweaving of the creative characters from N’s mind and the story of Helen from mythology to be captivating and vividly unique.  In Stardust Destiny, the moment Ileana and Paris meet, you feel the combustibility of their want for each other, but it is forbidden and wrong (but yes, oh, so right!)  However, not all of this book is built around their passion.  As a reader, you are enlightened as to why Ileana’s dark past has her labeled as “crazy” and why years ago, a deal was struck for her to marry a man named Callan to educe peace throughout the Families.  A loveless marriage has been set up for Ileana until Paris comes along.

And I don’t have a gif of grabby hands right now but that is exactly what I am doing because I cannot wait for the next installment.

That’s all I am giving you.  You know that this book is going to be amazing because N wrote it so go out and get it.  You can thank me later by letting me know how much you liked it. 

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